Saturday, November 28, 2009

Go Green!

Remember these sorry excuses for chairs?

Well, they finally got some love with this beautiful Baranzelli fabric.  After all that back and forth about what fabric to use, I ran down to this store to get some inspiration and was smitten with the simple green stripe.  I must admit; I was worried about my impulsive buy.

I think they turned out quite cool, what do you think?

They'll be up on my Etsy shop soon if you're interested in purchasing them.  I am picturing them as your client chairs for your new burgeoning career.....get started! 

This is what I feel like like....

trying to juggle this in this.

Photo courtesy of Absolutely Beautiful Things

Thursday, November 19, 2009

We're going to need a bigger boat

I was not able to finish the chair last night because the instructor was out of plygrip, which is a flexible metal teeth fastener that helps finish the edges.  I was really bummed, but I cut out all the pieces and took home the leftover fabric to see if it will work for the X-Bench.  Cross your fingers!

If only we could sell this condo and move to (and find!) my dream house I would be able to spread out and do these projects faster........

Thursday, November 12, 2009

A Sneak Peek: Inanimate Love

Is it possible to be in love with an inanimate object?  The minute I put the fabric on this chair, it transformed into the prettiest seat I've ever seen.

She will be finished next Wednesday soon and ready for a new home (tear).....

I just have to finish adding the piping and put on the back

This is how I am picturing her

Photo courtesy of Cote de Texas

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Ottoman Empire

I have been on the search for an ottoman to redo for a few months now and I finally found the perfect one!  I  have been coveting the X-Bench at Ballard Designs forever for its affordablility.  They are also offered by William Sonoma Home and Jonathan Adler for a bit more money.  I love the interactive fabric selections offered on these sites.

The bench looks great in a classic solid
X-Based Stool, Cotton Herringbone, Charcoal
or a fun print
.  X-Based Stool, Zebra Herringbone, Graphite
The X-Bench has been a classic staple in front of the fireplace or at the foot of a bed:

Shown in Leather, Chocolate

I think they are best in pairs, but I only found this lonely soul:

I am hoping I will have some Raspberry East Village left over from my chair, but I won't find out until tonight's or next week's class.  I think it would be the perfect little pop of color in a room.

Do any of you have an X-Bench in your house?

Monday, November 2, 2009

New Faux Bamboo Lounge Chair

I had a productive weekend scoring some great furniture pieces! If I only had room for more.....

I feel very inspired this week.  We went to the Mount Auburn Cemetery on (of all days..) Halloween because it was such a warm, beautiful fall day.  Did you know Central Park was modeled after this cemetery?  It is beautiful!  The colors of the  leaves and limestone were such a great inspiration.

Here is a horrible cell phone shot from the top of the monument looking at the Boston skyline:

You get the idea......

I am soooo excited for this chair to arrive.  My sister has her eye on it already so hurry up and email me if you're interested.

I am picturing it in one of David Hicks' geometric patterns.

Remember this?

or for a less bold statement